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an occasional newsletter of the Nanty Glo Home Page                   February 4 2001         

On the old topic; new topic idea

For my day of rest I'm using two letters sent to the Jonal offlist. The first adds some thoughts to the topic we've been addressing here for nearly two weeks:

Long ago and far away: There are times when you wish you could go back to the exact time you remember, to live the best moments over again. For all we didn't have growing up, we did have each other.

I remember how the whole countryside came together when I was in high school supporting the wonderful football team we had! I can still picture the "Go Vikings" in white against the black of the rock dumps behind the field, hear the horns blowing and smell the excitement that was in the air. I can remember the loss against the Shade Panthers in '83 and then the following year us crushing them and every other team we went up against.

I miss the quiet life we had growing up—I was in Twin Rocks myself; my parents still are. Every now and then, I get so overwhelmed here, I need to go home just to feel calm again. I wish I could see many of the friends I had, but everyone has gone away to where the jobs are. It would be nice to one day have the jobs back in the area. I figure with technology spreading, the area there is central enough to reach out and touch many other areas. I can dream, can't I?

Wendy L. Teleha

New topic suggestion: On thursday nite my daughter and I went roller skating with the Girls Scouts, which brought back many memories of our skating days at Ciceros. I thought that this might be a good future topic since I know that "everyone" went skating at Ciceros at one time or another! While skating the other nite, we did the hokey pokey, the bird dance and the Mexican hat dance. Of course these youngsters had no idea on how to skate to these tunes and I am in no shape to get down on the floor after the hokey pokey, like I used to, lol! It is such a shame that Ciceros couldn't have been preserved for our kids to enjoy. Right now, the closest roller rink is either in Indiana or Altoona which is a little far to visit very often. With the comeback of skating, or should I say "rollerblading," I think a rink around this area would do fairly well. It's a shame we don't have one anymore.

Catch ya later, Bonnie Farabaugh

I like it, and know I can, at least, come up with a memory or two. Will plan to start it on Monday; hope others will as well.

Jon Kennedy, webmaster

Gone fishin'

Sent by Bob Kennedy

The Center of the Bible
What is the shortest chapter in the Bible? (Answer - Psalms 117) What is the longest chapter in the Bible? (Answer - Psalms 119) Which chapter is in the center of the Bible? (Answer - Psalms 118) Fact: There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118 Fact: There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118 Add these numbers up and you get 1188 What is the center verse in the Bible? (Answer Psalms 118:8) Does this verse say something significant about God's perfect will for our lives? The next time someone says they would like to find God's perfect will for their lives and that they want to be in the center of His will, just send them to the center of His Word! Psalms 118:8 (New King James Version) "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."

Now isn't that odd how this worked out (or was God in the center of it)?

Sent by Barry Hunt
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